Buck Goldstein is the University Entrepreneur in Residence and Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the University faculty in 2004 to help build The Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative, a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to make entrepreneurship, broadly defined, part of the intellectual fabric of the campus. The UNC entrepreneurship curriculum has been named by a variety of national publications as among the nation’s best.
Goldstein is the co-founder of Information America, an online information and database business, that evolved over a 15 year period from start-up through venture financing to public company before it was ultimately acquired by the Thomson Corporation. He subsequently became a partner in Mellon Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mellon Bank where he served on the Board of numerous early stage information companies. He also served as Chairman of Medfusion which was acquired in 2010 by Intuit and was a Board Advisor to iCOntact which was acquired in 2012 by Vocus.
Goldstein was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Information Industry Association and Information America appeared numerous times on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina and an honors graduate of its law school.
Along with Holden Throrp, the Provost at Washington University in St. Louis, Goldstein authored Engines of Innovation--The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century..